Adapted from a recipe in The Organic Kitchen Garden calendar (June)
While Jan and Eilene were in Hopi, I made a large pile of tamales for later meals. I served them for Father’s Day dinner and I decided to make two sauces to pour over the somewhat dry tamales. At Miriam’s request I made a mole. While I was deciding on the second sauce, Jan noticed a recipe on the kitchen calendar. As usual, I could not follow the recipe, but had to make “improvements.”
Karl’s Blackberry Salsa
Several weeks ago, this dish was all the rage because Australian millionaire Tim Gurner suggested that it was the reason that young people couldn’t afford to buy a house. While I will admit that the price of avocados has gone up since I was that age, it is still not that expensive if you go to an ethnic store. You can sometimes find them for $1 apiece at Marina Grocery—as opposed to $2.50 at Safeway.
Karl’s Avocado Toast
For Memorial Day I made an eclectic California Fusion meal. BBQ chicken wings, couscous, potato salad and three bean salad. I though the meal was a bit starch heavy so I decided to make a green salad.
Karl’s Arugula Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing
Adapted from a Serious Eats Recipe
When I was looking for recipes for Mother’s Day and Miriam’s birthday, Miriam sent me this one. This turned out to be a fairly tricky recipe with several structural problems. Scooping out the right amount of space was very difficult. All of the eggs over flowed their avocado containers making a mess of the pan. The eggs also came out tough and leathery.
Eggs Baked in Avocado
This week I am making Santa Maria tri-tip, which calls for Santa Maria-style beans. While many sites call for serving coleslaw with this meal, I could not find anything called “Santa Maria-style coleslaw.” Having grownup just a few miles away, in Santa Barbara, I decided to fill this obvious need.
Karl’s Santa Maria Coleslaw
Jan requested a “light” dinner, by which she meant low carbohydrates. I decided to do “South of the Border” salmon patties. This, of course, called for guacamole. Having already mixed Mexican and Northwest cuisines, I decided to take it a step further and mix grilled plums with my avocado.
Karl’s Grilled Plum Guacamole
I am making the Dean’s Lunch and one of the dinners is a Vegan. Jan and I finally settled on a salad with crackers and a selection of schmears. To meet the needs of the one, the many must eat Vegan—to paraphrase. Jan really likes guacamole, so I chose this as my third schmear. I have a simple recipe, but for public consumption I thought I would be a bit more elaborate.
I am having fish tacos and I wanted some guacamole to go with it. This is so simple it is barely a recipe. I know that some people really “doctor up” guacamole, but I think that a good ripe avocado just needs a bit of lime juice to prevent it from turning brown.
Karl’s Quick Guacamole
Adapted from a Caribbean Pot recipe
I wanted a cooling salad to go with my spicy jerked chicken and this one sounded like a good one. The mango does not fit into the Ketogenic diet, but Chris can give Myr his mango if he wishes, the rest should be OK for him. I replaced the original grapefruit with orange, because it is less sour and I prefer it.
Karl’s Caribbean Shrimp, Avocado and Mango Salad